Step 1 – Digital Freedom
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THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER
The Big Tech takeover of the Internet has been a gradual process similar to how most of our local businesses were replaced by large corporate chains.
Big Tech is collecting more and more information about all of us
but at the same time, the internet they provide is shrinking
For a number of years already, Big Tech search results have favoured bigger “Authority sites”. I know this because for a few years, I was a partner in an SEO company and it was my job to study the Google algorithm.
Smaller independent websites have been pushed further down the search results, way below the fold, which means what you see without scrolling.
Lately, I have noticed that many of them are starting to disappear altogether, and I am not talking about sites anyone would consider controversial. The sites are probably still there, but de-indexed, delisted, and if you are reliant on Big Tech for search and discovery, they are invisible to you.
This is one of the ways in which the Digital Prison is being built, slowly and quietly all the exits and alternatives are being removed.
The old internet is shrinking and being replaced by walled gardensJohn Battelle
Here is a little google search experiment to try yourself.
I remember a time when you could physically scroll through what seemed endless results.
When we allowed the big chains to replace our small local business, we were enticed by cheaper prices and the promise of more choice from the large chains. How has that worked out?
We told ourselves it was an inevitable part of progress. All it really did was make our local communities poorer and the corporations richer. The last two years of lockdowns further destroyed many of the remaining independent small businesses.
For years I have observed the same corporate takeover process happening online, and this corporate takeover of the internet also accelerated during the past two years. We all witnessed the increased censorship, shadow banning and banning of those guilty of “wrong think”.
But even more concerning to me is the looming prospect of an internet where everything you are able to see and do is controlled by AI.
This will be an internet where “Misinformation” simply won’t exist.
A world where everyone will own nothing, not even their own thoughts, and be happy.
This is not a world I wanted to be a part of.
I knew I had to do something so created an escape plan to help others, and built a website called “Walk Away from Big Tech”, because we seemed to have plenty of time. But I am not sure if I would choose that same name today.
Perhaps more like “Run Away from Big Tech”, because their digital prison is a lot closer than most people would imagine.
In fact the date has been set…
Zero Trust Internet
The Department Of Defence in the United States have announced a Zero Trust Internet by 2027. After this date you will need a Government issued digital ID (global) to access their internet, and with the imminent roll out of CBDCs, smart 15 minute cities, carbon and Social Credit scores…
The need to escape the digital prison may even be more urgent!
We still have time! And even more importantly, we have a plan!
It’s a 10 Step Plan to escape the Big Tech digital prison!
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